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NSBA is a uniquely member-driven organization, led by small-business owners from across the country who are extremely active in small-business issues locally, regionally and nationally.
NSBA Executive Leadership
|C. Cookie Driscoll, Chair
Fairfield, Pennsylvania – C. Cookie Driscoll, Inc. is known as the creator and distributor of Cookie’s Distinct Window Art along with other fun gifty products as well as being a full line distributor of promotional products.
“Nobody has the time to do the work that we do at NSBA, but it’s critical to the survival of small business in this country to stay informed and be involved.”
|Pedro Alfonso, First Vice Chair
Washington, D.C. – Dynamic Concepts, Inc., is a telecommunications firm that provides technical and management support services in Network Cabling Infrastructure, IT Support, Operations and Maintenance, and Wireless Communications to corporate/commercial, federal and local government entities.
“Small Business is not only a key driver of the American economy, but it is also making America competitive in the world market.”
|Tim Reynolds, Immediate Past Chair
Hudson, Ohio – Tribute develops and markets software for industrial distributors, focusing primarily on distributors of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, specialty and industrial hose and rubber, and gasket products.
“NSBA serves as a solid and reliable nonpartisan resource to policymakers who need to understand the impact of their decisions on small business. We provide an effective and influential voice for small-business owners who otherwise might not be heard.”
|Cynthia Kay, Treasurer
Grand Rapids, Michigan – CK and CO is a media production and communication consulting company that provides a broad range of services to companies from the Fortune 100 to small business.
“When owners get active on small-business issues we do more than just further our own interests, we help make the dialogue richer and the solutions more viable for all businesses.”
|David Ickert, Secretary
Olney, Texas – Air Tractor, Inc. manufactures agricultural airplanes and forestry fire bombing airplanes.
“NSBA is extremely important to me in the operation of Air Tractor, Inc. NSBA keeps me connected to fellow small-business people, the small-business issues that are hot, and to the people in Washington that need to hear from small business. NSBA is a key “go-to” entity in my business life!”
|Marc Amato, Vice Chair for Membership
Providence, Rhode Island – Walco is an industrial services and automation engineering company serving locomotive, rail transportation, power generation and large manufacturing companies from New England thru the mid Atlantic region.
“Small businesses need NSBA to represent and defend them against regulations and policies that restrict their ability to be competitive both nationally and in the world market.”
|Michael Mitternight, Vice Chair for Advocacy
Metairie, Louisiana – Factory Service Agency Inc. is a commercial air conditioning service and installation company, providing full HVAC service to the Greater New Orleans and south Louisiana area.
“As so often quoted, Small Business is the economic engine of America, and as an owner, I feel it is critical to work through a national organization like NSBA to advocate for our growth and protection of our rights.”
|Sharon Toerek, Vice Chair for Communications
Cleveland, Ohio – Sharon Toerek focuses on intellectual property law for clients in the advertising, marketing and creative services industries nationwide, and provides legal counsel on issues faced by those industries including copyright and content protection, licensing of creative content, trademark and brand protection matters, and social media law.
“NSBA is at the forefront of advocating for the interests of the most critical segment of our nation’s economy – small business. Being a part of the NSBA leadership team enables me to make a contribution to that work for the benefit of my business and that of most of my Firm’s clients, and keeps me informed about the policy issues that matter to small business.”
|Todd McCracken, President and CEO
Washington, D.C. – NSBA, a staunchly nonpartisan organization, is the nation’s longest running small-business advocacy group.
“Representing every industry in every state in the country, NSBA is a uniquely member-driven organization, giving a powerful voice to America’s small-business community.”
NSBA Board of Trustees
Savannah, GA – Founded in 1986, Brand Ferland Advisors is a business development firm which helps established enterprises solve critical business issues.
“ It is important to be politically active in order to help government officials understand the perspective of business owners to avoid unintended consequences from potentially uninformed laws or regulation. NSBA serves as the bridge between Washington and small business owners.”
|Theron Cyrus, Taxation Committee Chair
South Euclid, Ohio – CAM Commercial Capital provides access to capital (loans & funding) for small businesses.
“NSBA is governed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We understand the tremendous importance of the small-business owner in the evolving U.S. economic environment.”
|ML Mackey, Economic Development Committee Chair
Cambridge, Massachusetts – Beacon Interactive Systems provides customers with strategic solutions that deliver equally on both business process management and innovative technological capabilities.
“NSBA has a reputation for being a pragmatic, thoughtful and nonpartisan organization. It provides a meaningful collaborative, educational and advocacy experience.”
Phoenix, Arizona – The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA)
“Small business is the portal through which many people enter the economic mainstream.”
Needham, Massachusetts – We provide financial management and tax advice to entrepreneurial companies at all levels of the growth curve, and high net-worth individuals.
“The ability to provide nonpartisan direction to the Legislative and Executive Branch is the value-add that NSBA has as an advocacy organization.”
Chicago, Illinois – The SBAC is a non-partisan, member driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, support services and educational programs.
“The Small Business Advocacy Council is excited to partner with the NSBA on initiatives that empower the small business community and legislation to level the playing field for small business owners and entrepreneurs.”
Boston, Massachusetts – Ogletree Deakins is a law firm focused on meeting the labor and employment law needs of businesses throughout the United States.
“NSBA provides millions of individual entrepreneurs/business owners a unified and powerful voice on the major issues facing small businesses in America.”
|Rick Snow, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs Committee Chair
Scarborough, Maine – Who secretly doesn’t want to be a race car driver? You can be, at M.I.K.! Equally suitable for family fun, corporate outings, and parties for all ages, discover why travelers visit us year after year. Our indoor facility is equipped with high-speed go-karts and open year round for a real race experience!
“Through NSBA I’ve been introduced to national audience’s on TV and Radio news broadcasts showcasing the impact decisions in Washington have had on my business in Maine. The staff are a big help for me when I have a question or need to contact my delegation in Congress or the White House.”
Berea, Ohio – Hunt Imaging is a manufacturer of both dry and liquid electrostatic toners and developers for the printing industry, with facilities in Berea, Ohio and Temse, Belgium.
“It is imperative that we as small-business leaders take the time and put forth the effort to maintain contact with our elected officials and advocate on behalf of all small businesses so as to effect positive outcomes for the future of our companies as well as our country.”
Boston, Massachusetts – Boston Engineering improves the way that people work and live through innovative product design and novel engineering.
“NSBA unifies our nation’s small businesses into a single, powerful, and clear voice which helps guide our leaders in Washington.”